NSC demands Sharia in NWFP
By Ghafar Ali
PESHAWAR: The Nifaz-e-Sharia Council (NSC) and the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) members criticised the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government for not implementing Sharia in the province, an MMA source told Daily Times on Thursday.
The NSC and MMA parliamentarians and the NWFP cabinet met to discuss the provincial government’s performance on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani said there were hurdles in implementing the Sharia, but he did not explain them, the source said.
NSC Chairman Mufti Ghulam-ur-Rehman demanded the MMA government set an example and implement Sharia, the source said.
He said NWFP Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan President Owais Ahmed Qadri told the meeting there was no coordination between the government and the NSC. “The alliance is on paper only and practically there is no such thing,” he quoted Mr Qadri as saying. The meeting declared the NWFP government’s performance was better than the previous governments’. The meeting demanded Mr Durrani and his cabinet implement NSC proposals.
The declaration said no member of the cabinet was involved in corruption. When the meeting asked Law Minister Malik Zafar Azam to explain the Hisbah Act, he said he had sent the Hisbah Act to the NWFP governor for approval.